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. another reminder that gun violence is out of control especially though in bigger cities like new orleans where the super bowl is about to be played and in detroit and in chicago where the reverend jesse jackson led a march today commemorating the life of the 15-year-old majorette who performed at president obama's inauguration. the teenager shot in the back killed also on tuesday. now, before i tell you why i think the assault weapons ban that the president is seeking is almost beside the point when it comes to gun violence, let's see how new orleans and other violence-plagued cities are dealing. the super bowl just hours away. security sky high in the big easy. >> i can stand here and it tell you without a doubt that this week there is no safer place to be than the city of new orleans. >> that is a comfort for many thousands of visitors to the city struggling to recover from the plague of violent crime crime that followed hurricane katrina in 2005. >> when you hear the stories it breaks your heart to know that they have been able to see first hand what is going on in the streets. >> thi
cities waking up with snow on the ground. >> yeah, a couple snow showers through the northeast. a pretty nice start to your morning for early february. it's winter. we are looking at temperatures not too far away from where they should be this time of year in the great lakes or into the northwest. we have area of low pressure swinging through. not a lot of moisture with them. that's why we are not expecting accumulation with the storm systems. a couple of basically snow showers across portions of new york city through connecticut. as we head westbound parts of wisconsin and illinois swinging through that area. we have warmer temperatures areas of thunderstorms bringing through areas of southern alabama parts of the panhandle. it could be a slow go for you early this morning as you head out to work looking at heavier downpours out there. temperatures not too bad in the 50s and 60s in dallas. 20 in minneapolis. actually a bit of a warm-up for you. 29 right now in new york city and raleigh and atlanta. as we head into the afternoon hours texas warming up parts of the south warming up in new
and another man. >> also chaos unleashed. after a bus carrying high school students crashes into a city bridge. >> we have room in the back of the bus came into the back of the seat. >> in minutes missing the signs that could have helped prevent disaster. >> and a quiet town has a rowdy postal service. u.s. mail truck driver traffic violations as they speed through town. this government agency says it doesn't have to pay for breaking the law. why is that? >> i am harris falkner. an american hero who struck fear in the hearts of our enemies. gunned down thousands of miles away from the battlefield allegedly by a federllow soldiee was trying to help. he was fate logically shot alon another man at a texas gun range. a suspect a former marine turned his weapon on the other men. tonight we are learning more about that man the suspect 25-year-old eddy ray ruth a veteran who reportedly suffers from post traumatic stress disorder now facing multiple murder charges. we have been following the story. what do we know? >> chris kyle this americann as remost lethal sniper and another man were both creeked
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birthday. that hostage standoff here in midland city is finally over. >> a very special child; he's been through a lot. he's endured a lot. by the grace of god, he's okay. >> the five-year-old victim in this story has been saved by hraurplt. a loud boom was heard freeing him from his captor jimmy lee dykes. authorities say they felt he was in imminent danger yesterday afternoon. communication was clearly deteriorating and dykes was becoming agitated. last night we saw them sweeping the property checking for buried bombs as the investigation continues. this while the little boy was taken to a local hospital. >> he is doing fine. he's laughing, joking, playing, eating; the things that you would expect a normal five- to six-year-old young man to do. he's very brave. he's very lucky. and his success story is that he's out safe and doing great. >> f.b.i. officials on the scene at flowers hospital say he is safe and okay. they didn't release any other details about his condition but they did say he was with his mother. as far as a motive in this, a sherrif did touch on it briefly during a pres
at the scene in midland city, alabama. what's the latest? >> reporter: no resolution as the hostage standoff goes into a fifth afternoon. however, authorities say they are in constant communication with 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes communicating through the pvc pipe that provides ventilation from the surface to his underground bunker. authorities say they have no reason to believe that any physical harm has come to the 5-year-old hostage. listen. >> mr. dykes, through our communications we've been able to -- he's told us that he's got an electric heater and some blankets inside and he's taking care of him. he's also allowed us to provide coloring books medication toys. >> reporter: and the sheriff goes on to say i want to thank him for taking care of our child, that is very important. the 5-year-old boy was abducted from this school bus that you're looking at in this video tuesday afternoon. that's when the abduction occurred. witnesses say a gunman came on board the bus demanding hodges and shot the driver when the school bus driver tried to confront the gunman. charles poland jr. that schoo
and their chance to becoming productive americans and especially the very, very young. the teenagers and the inner-city dwellers. it is a loping-term disability that they are creating here. we must grow a heck of a lot faster to bring this problem back under control. it's just not happening. known of the data really indicate rapid resurgence in economic growth. that's when we need. >> you talk about growth. we know that the gdp for the last quarter was not good, it's in negative territory. what exactly, when we seesay gdp, what does that mean, why should they be concerned? >> on the gdp numbers, that's total gross product of the united states. when it declines, it means our country is shrinking, even though our population is expanding, which means that the income per capita of our citizens is declining. when you compare this period to when reagan was president in 1983 and 1984, our growth rates were in the range of 7 1/2% on average the first four quarters of '83 and it extended through bill clinton. we are going to lose a lot. you know, these people are a precious natural resource. you can't get back
. on special report we will have a live report in midland city on the end to the seeing siege. the 5-year-old boy is safe and the kidnaper is dead. president obama says he needs more revenue to cut the deficit. he says he's talking about closing tax loopholes ones that benefit high income earners. the president was in minnesota today to talk about gun control. he asked members of his audience in minneapolis to press congress to take actions on proposals such as universal background checks for gun booirs. former official of the united nations nuclear energy says iran will produce enough fuel to make a nuclear bomb every two months. iran has not decided whether to pursue nuclear weapons. special report in washington starts. >> moments ago we heard from law enforcement and aut thoefrities regarding the release of the 5-year-old little boy who has been held captive for 7 days in alabama. let's go to jonathan for the latest. >> kimberly certainly some significant developments here mid afternoon people at the press site heard some sort of a boom. at the time we couldn't tell whether it was gun
york city, ed koch. he will be warmly remembered. president bill clinton will be speaking there at the funeral today. the mayor who famously asked everybody, how am i doing all across the city. he was really beloved by a bipartisan gathering of new yorkers i would say and today he will be remembered at temple emanuel at new york city. that will be quite a service i would imagine there. >> there are so many ed koch stories to go around. the "new york post" the other day answered his famous line with a front page that said, you did great. he was a beloved mayor of new york city. martha: yeah, indeed he was and he is being remembered right now. more on that later. gregg, thank you for being with us today. >> my pleasure. martha: we'll see you back here tomorrow and "happening now" starts right now. jenna: right now we have brand new stories and breaking news. >> the little boy at the center of the hostage drama, tense negotiations to get him free and the high-tech surveillance equipment now helping investigators. >>> also the troop drawdown in afghanistan. new reaction from i
"beating obamacare." >>> north korea released a music video showing a missile attack on an american city. is it really a music video? is it really a threat. >>steve: hillary clinton, wait till you see her now. she looks like the picture of presidential ambition. we'll show you the new pike ♪ [ male announcer ] pain not sitting too well? burning to feel better? itching for relief? preparation h offers the most maximum strength solutions for all hemorrhoid symptoms. from the brand doctors recommend most. preparation h. don't stand for hemorrhoids. i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>gretchen: 23 minutes after the top of the hour. if you're just waking up, quick headlines. the american pastor sentenced to eight years in iran's most notorious prison, since the u.s. isn't doing enough to free him. he has been locked up
ending of the story we have been following of a new york city woman who went missing in turkey. her body was found over the weekend. authorities just wrapped up an autopsy. police are scouring the area near the ancient city walls where her body was discovered late saturday. family and friends are mourning the loss. >> she is a doll. she works at chiropractor's where i used to go. she is happy. she is a wonderful person. a wonderful mother. i can't imagine how her husband feels right now. gregg: she vanished while vacationing alone. police say she suffered a fatal blow to the head. martha: president obama insisting new revenues will be needed in the future. but he says the tax hikes may not be necessary. here is a piece of the interview he did yesterday. >> there is no doubt we need additional revenue coupled with smart spending reductions in order to bring down our deficit. if you combine those things together we cannot only reduce our deficit but we can invest in education and research and development that will help us grow. martha: what do you think about that at home and what does kar
to spotlight the steps he has taken. >> this city launched a series of youth initiatives that reduced the number of young people injured by guns by 40 percent. >> flanked by police officers in uniform mr. obama asked the american people to press congress to take action. >> we don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something. the vast majority of americans, including a majority of gun owners sport requiupport requir background checks for any one buying a gun. >> it will run into a registry of law abiding people. >> it is a fraud to call universal. it is never going to be universal. the criminals aren't going to comply with it. >> the super bowl ad for mayors against illegal guns funded in part by michael bloomberg goes after the nra for being for universal background checks before they were goiagainst the. >> i finally become convinced after fight to go get the mental records computerized for 20-years and watching the mental health lobby, the hippa laws and the ama oppose it. i don't think it's going to happen. >> a big question has been how far senate majority lead
been covering this and joins us from midland city, alabama. what a huge relief for this community. tell me what you are hearing about how they pulled off this raid. >> reporter: we just spoke with the local sheriff here and he told us it's still have much an. >> crime scene and ongoing investigation though details are being released. we know from federal official they were able to see inside of that bunker which is how they had knowledge jimmy lee dykes had a gun. fbi officials did confirm via e-mail that he thinks dykes was killed by law enforcement. but the fbi is processing the scene and they will release details about the shooting of dykes very soon. he says it's very important that the agency keeps certain tactics private. the feds need to protect their resources. a loud boom was heard on the scene when police stormed the bunker. they felt he was in imminent danger. last night they continued to sweep the property to check for buried bombs while the neighborhood behind me does in fact remain evacuated. martha: that little boy is celebrating a very big day tomorrow. i can't imagine w
never been but to be able to come down and have it in the city of new orleans, the comeback that the city has made and the way they rolled out the carpets. some of the players are coming in. you have 47 now, this is the 47th super bowl. a lot of history that has gone past this game. a lot of great players will be here for the game and i happen to think that the matchup brings the two best teams in football together. a lot of times you say people may have backed in or may not dehe serve to be there. both of these teams earned the right to be there and they are is similar teams and coincidentally same family is coaching them. >> one of the great story lines going on behind the scene. a pick? favorite? odds. do you have a bet. >> you will take the jets so i will feel comfortable about what i will do. >> stick it right in me. see if i care. give it to me. >> i bet you picked obama for the election. >> actually, i didn't on that one. the thing is i -- on monday i lean towards the 49ers. on tuesday i lean towards the ravens but in this football game i think the baltimore ravens. t
city, big changes are on the way for the u.s. postal service affecting every american who gets mail. the agency today announced it will stop some of its saturday deliveries as it tries to stem the losses of some 25 million dollars per day, per day. under the new plan set to take effect in august, the postal service will no longer deliver letters and first class mail on saturdays, but it will still deliver packages plus priority mail, express mail, and mail order medicine, everything that makes money. it would not close any branches currently open on the weekends. of course, the cuts in service mean fewer jobs. steve sensteve steve centanni. >> reporter: vermont independent bernie sanders said this will send the post office into a death spiral. white house press secretary jay carney received to prefer a more comprehensive approach to postal reform. >> it would be our preference that that package of reforms be implemented for the sake of a stronger future of the postal service. we're looking at this particular action now and, you know, i can't really evaluate it yet since we just foun
negotiations with a man holding him. 65-year-old os. it's still going on. >> live in midland city. good morning to all of you, roll that little boy is waking up. it is 29 degrees right now. police remain photographs that we have for you from ricky stokes a local reporter here he was first on scene and you could see families grabbing their young children from the scene. you can see the school bus in a lot of these photographs. showing you how emotional the situation was on tuesday. police are releasing is the name of the suspect jimmie lee dicks what we heard from witnesses and neighbors. demanding two children. that's when the bus driver, charles poland got in front of him and he was shot four times according to a police scanner. he, today, is being hailed as a hero not only by the nation but also the governor. listen to what the governor told us. >> as a parent, and myself and i'm sure like many of you are what can you say just except to cry with them and, you know, it's difficult. >> poland is being laid to rest tomorrow. we do know the funeral service also be held tomorrow at a civic center
. jenna: elizabeth prann is live in midland city, alabama, where she is covering the story since it first broke a week ago. elizabeth, take us if you would to the scene of the crime. what is happening there now? >> well, we can see officials are still combing through the scene behind us. by all accounts this was a very many could plex and a very sensitive situation. in fact bomb technicians were on site earlier this morning. we learned from the fbi. they are confirming there was a camera inside the bunker. they were speaking with jimmy lee dykes through a pipe as well as the cell phone. they witnessed the suspect's deterioration and they acted as he continued to get agitated. officials think that dykes was killed by law enforcement. fbi officials contacted us directly. they say they're processing the scene. they will send a review board that will later release the details about the shooting death of dykes. we've heard multiple questions about the drone surveillance. fbi said that military was not involved. the drone circling overhead was in fact from law enforcement. jenna. jenna: tomorro
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